Mercury in Eighth House

Mercury in eighth house can make you an expert in the occult sciences & interested in esoteric studies; use your intelligence to dig down. A positive Mercury in 8th house can make you settle abroad; can also make you popular in sports, but for a short period. This position can form Sarala Yoga, which gives you wisdom, power, authority, property, & victory.

Mercury in Eighth House

Usual Effects of Mercury in 8th House

Mercury in 8th house can make you an expert in the ability of ‘tantric siddhi’, the occult science, with deep research and communication with others through this essence of knowledge. It will make you interested in esoteric studies, use your intelligence to dig down, investigating for a solution; it can also make you an archeologist or paleontologist, who solves and analyses a case by digging into each layer of the case. If Mercury is in Scorpio or Aries, it can also make you a medical practitioner. You can also become a writer who can write about dark secrets and mystical things, about black and white magic, kundalini and tantric siddhi. Mercury in this house makes you curious and go deep into any kind of knowledge.

However, family issues can be troublesome since Mercury, being analytical and logical, will not be able to resolve family issues. You might dig deep into the study of Dinosaurs’ bones but you might not be able to cope with your personal relationships. You might even find that marriage and relationship are not meant for you.

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Mercury in 8th house is a dramatic house, it makes you go deep into reality and intelligence, which gives you a philosophical approach to everything. In case of a good placement of Mercury, you will display good communication and healthy bond with your in-laws. The ability to communicate will improve and impress others, mostly by your speech. But if Mercury is not well placed, then your speech will not be comprehensible to other people.

Positive Mercury

A positive Mercury in 8th house will enhance your financial reality through research and investigative work in many subjects. You believe that whatever you are doing is right and have the will power to control others, based on your decisions. You have an excellent approach towards influencing others and make others work according to your decision. You will unravel mysteries and secrets. Mercury in 8th house can also make you settle abroad with good amount of liquid wealth savings. Mercury in this house will make you popular in sports, but for a short period.

Negative Mercury

A negative Mercury in 8th house will make you control everyone as per your point of view, which will create disharmony in your life. Many people might not be able to comprehend your communication as you will be shrewd and harsh in your communication. You might be knowledgeable and intelligent, but arrogance will stop your growth. This position of Mercury will give you problems in respiratory system, skin disease, trouble in blood circulation, water phobia, and can give you addiction to intoxicating substances.

Some notable sign placements for Mercury in 8th House

  • Gemini-Mercury: It can increase your curiosity to know more and will fetch you achievement and success in life. It will enhance your communication and articulation skills, which will make you a successful person in your field. No one will get bored in your company; you will be the centre of attraction in your friend’s circle.
  • Virgo-Mercury: It makes your mind very sharp and you are able to comprehend complex patterns, processes and problems. Your mind is your greatest asset, through which you can implement many innovative and creative ideas. However, your critical attitude will spoil your relationship, as perfection is very important for you and you will expect the same from others.
  • Pisces-Mercury: It bends your mind towards emotional searching of soulful subjects rather than using the quality of intellectual and analytical mind. Your mind is the ultimate psychic sponge which thrives on emotions and not on logic. This attitude might push you towards crisis as this is against the quality of Mercury.

Retrograde Mercury in 8th House

Retrograde Mercury will incline you towards paranormal activities and during this state, your mind may not take them in the right direction. Besides this you might have to get associated with funeral homes, cremating places, criminal investigations, and so on. People will not be able to understand your mysterious and unpredictable communication.

Combust Mercury in 8th House

Combust Mercury will make you gullible and boast about many things which might not be real. Your intelligence will become destructive and you will try to be a control freak which will not be helpful in maintaining relationships and financial gains. Your speech will be affected and people will ignore you. This will increase your agony.

Common Yoga positions possible with Mercury in 8th House

  • Sarala Yoga: When the lord of the 8th house is located in 6th or 12th house, Sarala Yoga is formed which gives you wisdom, power, authority, property, and victory.

Famous people with Mercury in 8th House

  • Jamsetji Tata (Indian Industrialist): A pioneer, he founded the Tata Group, India’s biggest conglomerate company. He has also been named as the greatest philanthropist of the last century and established the city of Jamshedpur.
  • Osho (Indian Godman): He emphasised on the importance of free thought, mindfulness and other values like love, celebration, etc. that he viewed as being suppressed by static belief systems and religious dogmas. His open attitude towards human sexuality stirred many controversies in India during the late 1960s.
  • Sachin Tendulkar (Indian Cricketer): Globally regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, Tendulkar has received several prestigious accolades in the field of sports and civilian honour.
  • Adolf Hitler (German Dictator): He rose to power as the leader of the Nazi Party and during his dictatorship, he initiated World War II in Europe. He was closely involved in military operations throughout the war and played a key role in the perpetration of Holocaust, the genocide of about six million Jews.

Other notable people with Mercury in 8th House

  • Pranab Mukherjee (Indian Politician)
  • Amitabh Bachchan (Indian Actor)
  • Alan Sugar (British Business Magnate, Media Personality & Political Advisor)


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